Heritage Bank has established a fund to accept donations from the public to support the family of Senior Constable Brett Forte, tragically killed in the line of duty in the Lockyer Valley last month.
Heritage has kick-started the Brett Forte Family Fund with a $10,000 donation.
Senior Constable Forte was based in Toowoomba and leaves behind a wife and two young children.
Heritage chairman Mr Kerry Betros said it was devastating that a police officer had left home in the morning to do his job protecting society, and had never returned.
“This is an absolute tragedy and our hearts and thoughts go out to Senior Constable Forte’s family. We’ve lost a hero, a husband and a father, a man who put his own life on the line in the service of others,” Mr Betros said.
“While nothing can ever make up for that loss, what we can all do is rally around the family he has left behind, and support them in their time of need.
“We are a supportive and caring community, and I know that people will come together to help in whatever way they can.”
Donations to the Brett Forte Fund can be made into the following account via direct debit or at any Heritage Bank branch:
Brett Forte Family Fund
BSB: 638 - 010
Account Number: 14368927
(For transfers from a Heritage account, the account type is S1)